Volunteers for Hippotherapy


Volunteers for Hippotherapy

Youth Academy Sports Club Association

Eskişehir, Turkey

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The volunteering project will take place in our hippotherapy center located in Eskişehir Osmangazi University main campus. The Hippotherapy Turkey project is also funded by European Commission, and the hippotherapy project center was established accordingly. In our center, volunteers will have different routine and creative tasks with horses, disabled children and local community. Some of the activities are; - Playing games and helping kids with special needs couple days a week, before therapies or in the scope of specific aimed activities, - Taking care of the natural environment of hippotherapy center, - Helping to take care of horses for their daily needs - Speaking clubs (English or) for local youngsters to improve their language skills and exchange cultures - Language courses in different languages (volunteer's native language or a language that they can teach) and some more activities according to special occasions.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will be provided food allowance and pocket money per month that they will be participating in the project. The accommodation will be provided by the organization, volunteers will be accommodating in private or shared rooms according to the availability of the guest house. They will be provided with a shared kitchen in the accommodation (for breakfast and dinner) and in the center (for lunch). According to the climate, volunteers are provided bicycles for transportation between accommodation and the center.

Training during the activity

Volunteers will/might have chance to: - Receive basic horse handling, grooming etc trainings as long as the daily workload allows - Turkish courses by our local volunteers every week - First-aid trainings given by professionals

Participant profile

We are looking for youngsters who; - are interested in working with disabled people and children, - are interested in nature and taking care of animals - are keen to meet different cultures, - are positive minded, - will bring his/her energy and different perspective.

Activity dates

A total of 8 week(s) during the period 01/09/2022 to 31/03/2023


Activity location

Prof. Dr. Nabi Avcı Bulvarı, No:4/111, Eskişehir Turkey


Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, Russian Federation


Activity topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Environment and natural protection

Health and wellbeing

Physical education and sport


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 23/10/2022